As the temperatures rise in Arkansas, Little Rock diners in-the-know head to the city’s restaurant patios, ice cream parlors and food trucks for al fresco, summertime dining. We’ve lined up ten of the best places – from restaurants boasting romantic riverside dining and new summer menus to gourmet ice lollies and street eats – to try this summer.
During Little Rock’s legendarily hot summers, locals will no doubt crave a cool, refreshing snack. And what better way is there to beat the heat than with a delicious iced lolly? Le Pops has you covered with its deliciously refreshing gourmet, handmade popsicles. Its classic popsicles come highly recommended; indeed, the chocolate marvel pop was named the best ice cream treat in Arkansas by the Food Network. Le Pops regularly updated range features a number of summer-themed treats, including peach lemongrass, strawberry mango and raspberry basil to name a few.
Le Pops, 5501 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR, USA, +1 501 313 9558
Serving its signature small-batch ice creams, Loblolly Creamery’s sweet treats are perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day. Loblolly Creamery updates classic cones with a local, seasonal twist by incorporating plenty of Arkansas produce; its latest summer offerings include peach buttermilk made with Triple D Orchards peaches and salted watermelon sorbet. You can find Loblolly Creamery’s delicious ice creams at the Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain in downtown Little Rock, many retailers across the city or its traveling ice cream truck.
Various locations in Little Rock, AR, USA, +1 501 396 9609